AIG PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The purpose of the AIG program is to address the needs of students with high ability and/or aptitude for learning. The program provides differentiated instruction and curriculum approaches beyond that of the regular classroom. It includes acceleration options, opportunities for individual interest development, and high-level problem solving skills.
The program provides an identification process using multiple criteria, including aptitude, achievement, and student performance. The program promotes the early identification of potentially gifted learners at grades K-3 in order to provide enrichment opportunities.
The program provides a variety of service options, including gifted-education resources, cluster grouping, subject and grade acceleration, and advanced subject grouping of gifted learners.
There are a variety of enrichment opportunities, including academic competitions, field trips, fine arts activities, problem-solving investigations, special interest clubs, summer enrichment opportunities.
Boxes of Hope Project - 4th Grade AIG Secret buddies? How mysterious---and how fun!! The fourth grade AIG students were given the names and survey sheets of their Secret Buddies in mid-November after reading a story from the anthology Birthday Surprises. Knowing that the objective of this activity was to create gifts from the heart, they created five “gifts” for their buddies.
UCPS listed among 425 districts across the U.S. and Canada who are being honored for increasing access to AP course work while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning 3 or higher on AP Exams. (Click On Title To Read Full Story)
Mrs. Gunn’s 5th Grade AIG Math Class at Unionville Elementary School had a special visitor from Microsoft who volunteered to help students participate in the Hour of Code on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. (Click On Title To Read Full Story)
AIG students traveled to the Barrier Islands from October 26 - October 28.
AIG students from the following elementary schools attended: Waxhaw, Union, Poplin, New Salem, Unionville, Fairview, and Indian Trail Elementary.
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Antioch Elementary AIG teacher, Lisa Schilling, has been selected as the UCPS AIG Teacher of the Year for 2015-2016. Congratulations to Ms. Schilling on this recognition. Ms. Schilling will attend the North Carolina Association of Gifted and Talented (NCAGT) conference in March where she will represent our district as the nomination for the 2016 NCAGT Outstanding Teacher of the Year. (Click on Title To Read Full Story)